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Lower maximum PFOA/PFOS level proposed in N.Y.

December 20, 2018
A recommendation for a lowest-in-the-nation 10 parts per trillion standard for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water was praised by residents who've experienced the effects of contamination of village water supplies from the industrial pollutants.

PFOA and PFOS Cause Lower Sperm Counts and Smaller Penises, Study Finds

December 3, 2018
There's a new reason to be concerned about toxic chemicals used in nonstick pans, waterproof products, and firefighting foam: PFOA and PFOS impair male reproductive health, according to a study released in early November.

Get the Help You Deserve from Erin Brockovich and Weitz & Luxenberg

PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) has contaminated the municipal and private well water that you use for drinking, cooking and laundering. The American Cancer Society notes that people with a workplace exposure to PFOA have higher risks of bladder and kidney cancer.

Animal studies show that exposure to PFOA increases the risk of certain tumors of the liver, testicles, mammary glands and pancreas. Federal litigation has supported a link between chronic exposure to PFOA, at a level of 0.5 ppb or greater, and the following conditions:

  • Testicular cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Thyroid disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Pregnancy-induced hypertension

PFOA-associated illnesses directly impact the quality of your life. They impose large, unexpected medical costs and extended medical treatment. They impact your everyday life and can reduce your life expectancy.

The presence of PFOA in your community groundwater can also impact the value of your home and property. In short, PFOA contamination harms you in countless ways, and you deserve compensation for those harms.

"PFOA water contamination in Hoosick Falls is harming a lot of people. But the ones who’ll pay the biggest price are the children. That’s beyond terrible. We want to help address this disaster. We want to help see that things are made right again for the people of Hoosick Falls."
– Erin Brockovich, environmental activist

Hoosick Falls Water Contamination Harms Many Families

Both the New York State Public Health Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have urged Hoosick Falls residents to stop using tap water and switch exclusively to bottled water. The two agencies agree that drinking or cooking with water from the PFOA-contaminated municipal supply presents a health risk for Hoosick Falls residents.

We intend to hold the companies that caused this water contamination responsible for what was done to you and your town.

Call now to talk to us about how Erin Brockovich and Weitz & Luxenberg can help you obtain justice. Or fill out the form and an attorney will contact you about possibly filing a lawsuit.

"You can use the legal system to bring the companies responsible for this disaster to justice. You have that right. The law can force these companies to clean up the groundwater they’ve contaminated and make it safe again to drink. The law can also require the companies to compensate you for the countless ways its contamination of your drinking water has harmed you. We understand how the law operates and can use it to put your life back together as fully as possible."
– Robin Greenwald, Weitz & Luxenberg


You can file a lawsuit if you suffered harm from the PFOA-contaminated water in Hoosick Falls. The state of New York has identified two of the companies responsible for this disaster: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International. There may be additional companies responsible as well. The lawsuits filed by Erin and the attorneys at Weitz & Luxenberg will demand that the responsible companies compensate you.

Compensation you may be legally entitled to receive from the guilty companies includes:

Get in touch with us today. It’s the first step in getting the help you need to put your life — and your family’s life — back together. Fill out the form or call us now at 855-521-2924.

Why the Hoosick Falls PFOA Contamination Is So Harmful

PFOA is a synthetic acid and surfactant. It is used in the manufacture of a variety of very familiar products.

Products made with PFOA include Teflon cookware, dental floss, floor wax and strippers, water- and oil-repellent treatments for clothing and upholstery, electrical wire insulation and sealant for wood and tile.

PFOA is associated with a number of health problems. Among them are:

It does not take much exposure to PFOA to cause damaging health consequences. As little as one-half of one part-per-billion can do it. That is equal to less than a drop of water in a large swimming pool.

Once PFOA enters the environment, it stays there indefinitely. If you drink water that is contaminated, the PFOA builds up inside you.


Environmental crusader Erin Brockovich is known for her tireless efforts on behalf of the victims of chemical contamination at the hands of uncaring corporations.   She helped get a $333 million settlement for residents of the town of Hinkley, California, where the groundwater had been contaminated with a compound known to cause cancer.   Erin’s story became a Hollywood blockbuster in 2000. She was portrayed in that motion picture by actress Julia Roberts, who received an Oscar award for her performance.   Erin has worked with Weitz & Luxenberg many times to help get justice for people victimized by large corporations.   Weitz & Luxenberg is a nationally known law firm with offices in New York, New Jersey and California. A major focus for Weitz & Luxenberg is cases involving environmental disasters, just like the one affecting the town of Hoosick Falls. The firm has experienced attorneys who are ready and able to help.

I’m Erin Brockovich. Join me and the Weitz & Luxenberg law firm as we fight for justice on behalf of the people of Hoosick Falls, New York. The groundwater beneath Hoosick Falls has been contaminated with the chemical PFOA. You and your friends and family are suffering. We need to hold accountable the companies responsible for polluting Hoosick Falls water. Let us help you.

-- Erin Brockovich

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